Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2568
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 10.7
Size: 3.0'
Description: vF,pL,F* inv

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 08h 18m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -37 06' 00"

Constellation: Puppis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 4/5.2.2005 0:35

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 24
Visuality: III
Weather: +10C, windy

One of my favorite open clusters in Puppis. NGC 2568 is a very poor but stars form interesting figures. There are six stars in the same line and other stars lie in 5 formation.